On Wednesday, Joe Biden was sworn in as the United States’ 46th President. His successor, Kamala Harris, also took the oath of a new vice president, becoming the first woman, the Black person, and the first Asian-American to serve in that role.
Trump wrote a ‘very generous letter to biden
President Joe Biden said that Donald Trump, his predecessor, left a “very generous letter” to him before leaving Washington on Wednesday ahead of his inauguration
Biden told reporters at the Oval Office, “The President sent a rather kind note. I’m not going to comment about it until I talk to it because it was private.”
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Raja Kumari performed at the Inauguration
Among the famous American entertainers, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks were celebrating the launch of the presidential campaign. Although Lady Gaga sung ‘The Star-Spangled Banner,’ Jennifer Lopez performed ‘This Land is Your Land’ and Country Singer Garth Brooks released ‘Amazing Grace’.
“My intention is to acknowledge our past, be healing for our present, and passionate for a future where we work together lovingly,” Gaga tweeted earlier today. “I will sing to the hearts of all people who live on this land.”
Singing our National Anthem for the American People is my honor. I will sing during a ceremony, a transition, a moment of change—between POTUS 45 and 46. For me, this has great meaning.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 20, 2021
Inaugural ball of the Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Grammy-nominated Indian-American rapper Raja Kumari represented India
Speaking to the media, Raja Kumari said excitedly, “I am beyond honoured and grateful to be representing the Indian-American community at the AAPI inaugural ball. This election was personal for so many of us and watching Kamala Harris become the first South Asian and African American to hold the office of Vice President will be the most awe-inspiring moment…something we tell our children about.”
Due to security issues, the presidential parade from the US Capitol into the White House through Pennsylvania Avenue and the Washington DC National Mall has been postponed. Rather, as Biden reaches the White House, a TV occurrence described as a “Parade Across America.”
This ‘America Parade’ will feature performances from groups across the United States.
After the live broadcast, Biden and Harris will take the oath of office, following which the newly elected President will give his inaugural speech. In the next four years, Biden will set out a blueprint for his presidency. He will expand on his plans to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, improve the economy and unite the country.
President Biden said ‘No time to waste in tackling the crises we face,’
In his second tweet shared since the inauguration of the official President of the United States (@POTUS) on Twitter, President Joe Biden wrote, “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I’m heading to the Oval Office to get the right work to deliver bold action and immediate relief to American families.
There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.— President Biden (@POTUS) January 20, 2021
Boris Johnson joined world leaders in thanking Joe Biden for his 46th opening as President of the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined world leaders in congratulating Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States.
Congratulations to @JoeBiden on being sworn in as President of the United States and to @KamalaHarris on her historic inauguration. America’s leadership is vital on the issues that matter to us all, from climate change to COVID, and I look forward to working with President Biden.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 20, 2021
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) January 20, 2021
“Congratulations President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on your historic inauguration. pic.twitter.com/wf6a5XhiVe
The day concludes with a bonus package of 90 minutes, “Celebrating America,” hosted by Tom Hanks that contains Biden and Harris’ experiences. John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Kerry Washington and Justin were all there.